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In today's digital age, where information is at our fingertips and screens dominate our daily lives, it can be a much-needed relief to hold a beautiful, handcrafted photo book in your hands.   Making your own print coffee table book is an opportunity to showcase your favorite photographs, create captivating stories, and personalize the vibe of your home. It’s easier than you think to make your own coffee table books that put your style and personality on display. In this post, we'll explore the enduring charm of print coffee table books and why they continue to hold a special place in our hearts and homes.

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The Artistry of Print


Coffee table book art can be personalized to your tastes and interests when you create one yourself. Use stunning landscape photography, digital art, and artsy family photos to turn your print coffee table book into an art piece. When you design your own custom photo book, you are in control. From the choice of paper and printing techniques to the layout and the photo captions, every element of your coffee table book is carefully considered to create a sensory experience that adds a physical connection to your favorite photos.

Photographers, artists, and designers will savor the chance to pour their creativity into these personalized photo books. Whether your photos are usually displayed on your Instagram or in a magazine, your art will become a central element in your home. The glossy pages, rich colors, and exquisite details come together to form a masterpiece that is meant to be displayed and admired.

Team Pick: If you are ready to tell a story with your photographs, you need a high-quality hard-covered book that is deserving of them. Our Seamless Layflat Photo books are just what you are looking for. Each ultra-thick layflat page creates a canvas for your art to shine. Each stunning page will blend seamlessly into the next, making this the ultimate choice for your coffee table book art.

A Window into Passion


Our favorite thing about creating your own custom photo book is the ability to share your passions and interests in a beautiful way. Whether it's a photo book about wildlife photography, art history, travel, or fashion photo book, these books often represent a labor of love. The tangible nature of a coffee table book display allows creators to share their work in a personal way.

When you flip through the pages of a print coffee table book, you're not just looking at images; you're glimpsing into the creator's soul. When you design a travel photo book, you can feel the connection to your destinations and allow your mind to wander. You can feel the enthusiasm and the depth of connection to the subject matter. It's a connection that can be challenging to establish through a digital screen.

Team Pick: Our standard 12x12 Hardcover Photo books are the best coffee table books on the market (although we might be a little biased.) Display your favorite photos with a simple, elegant design.

A Conversation Starter


Print coffee table books are not just decorative items; but also conversation starters. Placed on a coffee table bookshelf, these books invite guests to explore their contents and engage in meaningful discussions. This is a fun way to spark the conversation about your pets, your wedding day, or the stages and interests that your children have gone through. When friends and family visit your home, they can gain insights into your world by perusing your collection of coffee table books.

Team Pick: Our 12x12 Hardcover Photo Books were made to be stacked together or organized neatly on a shelf. Add spine text to your hard-covered book and give it a name that entices your visitors to open it up! Then, you can stack your coffee table books together for a stunning effect.

A Gateway to the World

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Print coffee table books have the magical ability to transport you to far-off places and different eras without leaving the comfort of your home. Relive your romantic trip to Paris or your family’s first camping trip in the glorious woods. For those who love to travel, a vacation photo album serve as an opportunity to share their experiences (without sounding braggy!) and spark conversation with fellow world travelers.

Team Pick: Our Layflat Photo Books are perfect for panoramic travel photography. Capture the vast landscape without shrinking the photos in a collage. Our 12x12 coffee table book size offers ample space to bring your favorite photos to life.

Introduce the Family


A fun and interesting way to introduce guests to your family is to create a photo book that they can peruse at their own pace. Include pet photos, family photography, and photos of your family traditions and holidays. This can be a low-pressure way to introduce your family to new family members and friends! Whether you are helping your sister’s fiancé remember the names of your aunts and uncles or your kids want to share all their favorite pet photos with their friends at a sleepover, this family photo book is a must-have for your coffee table.

Team Pick: Keep it casual with an 8x8 Softcover Photo BookThe flexible cover makes it easy to flip through the pages and it feels less stuffy than a hardcover (which helps it feel more accessible for kids and newcomers alike!)

A Lasting Legacy

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Print coffee table books hold cherished memories and can become treasured heirlooms passed down through generations. They capture moments in time, document historical events, and preserve the beauty of art and culture for future generations to appreciate. Create a vintage coffee table book with photographs of your ancestors, your childhood home, and your culture to share with your children.

In an age when digital content can disappear with the click of a button, print coffee table books offer a sense of permanence and a connection to our heritage.

Team Pick: Our Hardcover Photo Books are a great choice for photo books that include important memories that you want to stand the test of time.

Create a Beautiful Coffee Table Book with SimplePrints

In a world dominated by screens and digital content, print coffee table books continue to thrive as timeless and cherished possessions. Their artistry, the passion of their creators, their role as conversation starters, their ability to transport us to distant lands, and their status as lasting legacies make them an irreplaceable part of our lives.

Creating your own custom photo book has never been easier. Follow the steps below to start your Photo Book journey today:

1.      Download the free SimplePrints app (for iOs and Android)

2.       Create a new project, organize and upload your photos

3.       Arrange your coffee table book layout, add captions, and create collages

4.       Order your custom photo book!

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